Nature's Sunshine Products Inc.

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NATR : NASDAQ : Consumer Non-Durables
$11.7 -0.25 | -2.1%
Today's Range: 11.5 - 11.85
Avg. Daily Volume: 14100.0
02/20/18 - 3:21 PM ET

Financial Analysis

NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2017 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Even though sales increased, the net income has decreased, representing a decrease to the bottom line. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 1.00 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has increased from the same period last year, indicating improving cash flow.

During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only decreasing by 3.34% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.

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Income Statement Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Net Sales ($mil)89.385.44
EBITDA ($mil)4.616.27
EBIT ($mil)2.155.06
Net Income ($mil)2.444.16

Balance Sheet Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Cash & Equiv. ($mil)47.6942.23
Total Assets ($mil)222.21214.9
Total Debt ($mil)19.689.01
Equity ($mil)135.66140.35

Profitability Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Gross Profit Margin76.4276.24
EBITDA Margin5.157.34
Operating Margin2.415.92
Sales Turnover1.521.57
Return on Assets-1.05.8
Return on Equity-1.648.89
Debt Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Current Ratio1.951.76
Interest Expense0.00.0
Interest Coverage0.00.0

Share Data Q3 FY17 Q3 FY16
Shares outstanding (mil)18.918.75
Div / share0.00.1
Book value / share7.187.48
Institutional Own % n/a n/a
Avg Daily Volume14555.020315.0


HOLD. The current P/E ratio is negative, which has no meaningful value in the assessment of premium or discount valuation, it simply displays that the company has negative earnings. For additional comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 1.60 indicates a significant discount versus the S&P 500 average of 3.26 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 9.65. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. After reviewing these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.

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  Price/Cash Flow
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NATR NM Peers 26.83   NATR 33.94 Peers 19.53

Neutral. The absence of a valid P/E ratio happens when a stock can not be valued on the basis of a negative stream of earnings.

NATR's P/E is negative making this valuation measure meaningless.


Premium. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.

NATR is trading at a significant premium to its peers.

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  Price to
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premium   discount
NATR NA Peers 21.69   NATR NA Peers 1.20

Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.

Ratio not available.


Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.

Ratio not available.

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  Earnings Growth
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NATR 1.60 Peers 9.65   NATR -118.18 Peers -2.01

Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.


Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.

However, NATR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.

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  Sales Growth
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NATR 0.64 Peers 2.51   NATR 0.14 Peers 19.40

Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.

NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.


Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.

NATR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth



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